North London venue Alexandra Palace will be celebrating 150 years of operation on 21 July, with a series of community-focused activities and entertainment. Chief Executive Duncan Wilson said:
Our jam-packed programme will provide something for everyone including activities celebrating some of the park’s vibrant and eclectic past.
Leicester venue the Curve has had its grant from Leicester City Council reduced from £789,000 last year to £709,000 this year and aims to fill the gap by hosting more conferences. Curve Chief Executive Fiona Allan said:
On the whole, we are really pleased the council is continuing to support us to the level it is. We are devoting more time and theatre space to conferences and corporate events.